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How Many Ham Radio Operators are Worldwide?

5 April, 2022 - Reading time: ~1 minute

Amateur Radio Operator numbers worldwide from data 2000 to 2022. This data has been collected from multiple data sources. Some records only go up to 2018, so data to 2022 has been filled in with growth trend data. The last known collection of total hams worldwide was taken by the IARU in 2000.

https://web.archive.org/web/20020612083455/

http:/www.iaru.org/statsum00.html


WSPR - An Introduction for Beginners | WSJT-X Ham Radio

24 January, 2022 - Reading time: ~1 minute

WSPR (Weak Signal Propagation Reporter) is a mode in the WSJT-X software developed by Dr Joe Taylor K1JT. In this video I show what WSPR is, how to get started and setting up as an introduction for new beginners.

Download WSJT-X 👉 https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx.html

Get Started with FT8 - An Introduction for Beginners 👉 https://youtu.be/YyWX0i87P0o


Major communications DOWN after Tonga Volcano | Amateur Radio

24 January, 2022 - Reading time: ~1 minute

An update on the situation coming out of Tonga. A very large volcano has erupted disrupting satellite, communications and telephone networks. Electricity has also been affected. In this video I share the latest update on the ham radio communication efforts for disaster relief.

Any communication can be forwarded to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs:

In Australia: 1300 555 135

Outside Australia: +61 2 6261 3305


I have a new MEGA Antenna for 6 Meters! 50 MHz Ham Radio

24 January, 2022 - Reading time: ~1 minute

It's always been a goal of mine to work the USA on the 6 meter band. With Solar Cycle 25 on the rise, chances are becoming more and more frequent. A yagi is essential to working the long haul DX on 6!

YU7EF Yagis: http://www.yu7ef.com/


Remote Ham Radio from a Mountain TOP!

24 January, 2022 - Reading time: ~1 minute

Ham Radio on the VHF and above bands can be fun, but sometimes terrain and other factors can get in the way. Luckily I have access and have setup a remote site where I can operate from which serves as an asset to the amateur community in studying VHF and above propagation.